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Nightlife & the Arts in Old City Center

Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
Abraxas
Down a small alley, just a stone's throw from the...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Air
Although spacious, Air aims for an intimate vibe,...
Dance Clubs Old City Center
 
Amstelhoeck
Jutting out of the music theater Stopera, this...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Bethanienklooster
Many of the city's churches are being used these...
Music Old City Center
 
Beurs van Berlage
The architectural landmark and progenitor of the...
Arts Centers, Music Old City Center
 
Bimhuis
The best-known jazz place in town occupies the...
Music Clubs Eastern Docklands
 
Bitterzoet
An adventurous and diverse program of...
Dance Clubs Old City Center
 
Cafe Casablanca
On the edge of the Red Light District sits this...
Bars, Music Clubs Old City Center
 
Café Cuba
The always lively Nieuwmarkt mainstay serves...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Café de Jaren
This light and airy multilevel café with a...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Café Luxembourg
The original Art Deco interior has been brought...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Cafe Pakhuis Wilhelmina
A former warehouse is the scene of fun musical...
Music Clubs Eastern Docklands
 
Café Restaurant Barco
One of the owners of hot spot has started this...
Cafes Eastern Docklands
 
Café Sluyswacht
Beware: the slant of this oldie-but-goodie can...
Bars Jewish Quarter and Plantage
 
Club Fuxxx
This strictly men-only venue, formerly known as...
Bars, Dance Clubs Old City Center
 
Comedy Theater in de Nes
This intimate venue is home to up-and-coming...
Comedy Clubs Old City Center
 
Cotton Club
Fans of more traditional jazz should check out...
Music Clubs Old City Center
 
Cuckoo's Nest
Back in 1984, this bar was so leather-lined it...
Bars Old City Center
 
Dampkring
One of the best coffeeshops in town became even...
Cafes Old City Center
 
De Buurvrouw
In this small sawdusted and kitsch-strewn haven,...
Cafes Old City Center
 
De Dokter
Wine and whiskey are just what patrons of De...
Bars Old City Center
 
De Engelenbak
This venue is best known for its "Open Bak," an...
Dance, Theater Old City Center
 
De Engelse Reet
Also referred to as "The Pilsner Club," this...
Bars Old City Center
 
de Theaterschool
This institution unites students and teachers...
Dance, Theater Old City Center
 
Dirty Dick's
Founded in 1974, this must be the oldest leather...
Bars Old City Center
 
Dwaze Zaken
Just before you set out to some serious...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Flirtation
This highly successful women-only dance event for...
Dance Clubs Eastern Docklands
 
Frascati
This renowned lab for innovative and experimental...
Dance, Theater Old City Center
 
Getto
Founded in 1996, this truly mellow place welcomes...
Bars Old City Center
 
Green House
Another Cannabis Cup darling, and a not uncommon...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Hannekes Boom
A hot spot for laid-back creatives offers a...
Bars Eastern Docklands
 
Kadinsky
This chain serves mellow jazz alongside...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Kapitein Zeppos
Nestled on an easy-to-miss alley is this...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Lime
This unpretentious minimalist bar sandwiched...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Lokaal 't Loosje
Artists, students, and businesspeople unite in...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Lux
A fantastic 1960s look and an attractive young...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Muziektheater
This theater's huge and flexible stage acts as a...
Dance, Opera Old City Center
 
NDSM
What were once industrial shipyards have been...
Dance, Theater Eastern Docklands
 
Odeon
If you feel like some weekend dancing in a...
Dance Clubs Old City Center
 
Panama
The plush and gold interior is the scene of dance...
Dance Clubs Eastern Docklands
 
PRIK
This highly popular bar is situated rather...
Bars Old City Center
 
Queen's Head
You won't find Her Majesty the Queen here, but a...
Bars Old City Center
 
Skek
Run by students, this bar on the Zeedijk...
Bars Old City Center
 
The Tara
This labyrinth of an Irish pub is large enough to...
Cafes Old City Center
 
The Web
Leather, piercing, and tattoos predominate, but...
Bars Old City Center
 
Winston
Deep in the 1990s this was kind of a rough...
Music Clubs Old City Center
 
Wynand Fockink
This is Amsterdam's most famous—and...
Bars Old City Center
 
Zouthaven
Whether or not you have the musical motivation to...
Cafes Eastern Docklands

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